Through the years…Jenny…one thing has remained constant…the fact that we’ve always been there for one another..I know you remember how awful I was to your past ‘boyfriends’…and with good reason…in retrospect…but in the end..I love you…with all my heart…
Jay…the rest of this post is for you…
I couldn’t be prouder…or more humbled…that in some part of her mind…Jen took some part of what I tried to teach her…what Mom tried to teach her…and chose someone like you…it was all her…I’m not trying to take credit for steering her at all…but I like to believe…she listened..and took a lil bit of our advice…and suddenly there you were…
I couldn’t be prouder…or more pleased…that she chose to share herself with you…give herself to you…and go through the sacrament of marriage…let alone childbirth…with you…and noone else…
Up until now I never really thought about it, but Mr. Wizard totally helped turn me into the geek I am today.
Don Herbert, a.k.a. Mr Wizard passed away today at the age of 89 after a long battle with cancer.
So right about now I’d guess he’s teaching Jesus how to blow stuff up with common household objects, sort of like he is here with David Letterman in 1982.
Once upon a time there was a young gadget “blog” (I use the term lightly here because it was barely known at the time) called Gizmodo. It’s primary source of fuel was something my friend once told me was an excellent sure-fire present when shopping for me: Stuff that has a screen and beeps.
Gizmodo had quick witty posts summarizing the latest gadget for this or that and was inevitably accompanied by the best (again, at the time) pictures of the products you could find. Screenshots galore. You get the idea.
Sadly, things took a turn for the worse somewhere along the line. A few terrible site layout changes (mind you I’m no angel) and a few leadership changes letter I for one think that Gizmodo is a shadow of its former self. Just now I had to check Newsfire to see if I still monitored their RSS feed. I don’t.
Don’t get me wrong here. I still visit the site occasionally, but at some point I just lost the desire to let their newsfeed take up more time. There’s arguably too many as it is right now. It’s nothing personal. I’d just rather read the exact same news from another source. It’s not uncommon to get four, five, even a dozen for the really crazy stuff. Anna Nicole Smith’s death created at least a dozen or more and that’s not counting all the afterward stuff that’s still going on. Note to self: Take CNN out of my main news feeds.
So this reason I’m on this little tangent is today’s post from former Gizmodo editor Joel Johnson on their site. Apparently he has completely had it with the gadget/tech/web/etc world and isn’t afraid to let the world know.
Speaking as a former marketing department member and as someone who still talks to people about how they’re “the next YouTube/Myspace/Insert-popular-web-site-here” I say:
Just read it. It’s hilarious. He goes off on the Gizmodo staff. He goes off on the entire market. He goes off on us. Everyone. No one is immune.
It is absolutely the most honest declaration of common sense I have read in years in these newsfeeds.